The Harvard Club of Switzerland was founded in 1960 by several Harvard University graduates. Meetings consisted of informal lunches at various Zurich restaurants. The group grew quickly as more alumni and alumnae joined. Now over 1'000 alumni of Harvard College or one of the various Harvard graduate schools and programs maintain their ties with Harvard through membership in the Harvard Club of Switzerland.
The purpose of the Club is to unite the alumni and alumnae of Harvard University in Switzerland, to disseminate information concerning the University, and to represent the interests of the University in Switzerland. In addition to this University-centered function, our club also serves as a networking platform where alumni and alumnae of all ages can meet and share their memories of Harvard and their plans for the future.
Persons who have obtained a degree from one of the University's various programs and persons who have not obtained a degree but who have studied at Harvard for one year or longer are eligible for membership.
The Harvard Club of Switzerland has a chapter in Zurich and one in Geneva. Once a month, except during holiday times, both chapters organize luncheons with guest speakers covering a wide range of topics. In addition, the Club organizes various purely social events such as evening cocktails, guided tours of exhibitions, a summer outing, and the much-acclaimed annual Harvard Ball.
Upcoming Events Below
Geneva Chapter: Global Investment Forum
12:00AM Thu 15 Jun 2023 - 12:00AM Fri 16 Jun 2023, Europe/Zurich timezoneNew World New Choices
AGM and Luncheon
11:45AM Thu 22 Jun 2023, Europe/Zurich timezoneGuest: Mr. Philip Robinson – President
Kantha Bopha Children's Hospital Foundation
After Work Drinks in Zürich
6:30PM - 9:00PM Thu 22 Jun 2023, Europe/Zurich timezone
Joint Alumni Forum
6:00PM Mon 3 Jul 2023, Europe/Zurich timezoneTrash, Trash, and More Trash. What to do with the Trash - Circular Economy Solutions - For-Profit and Non-Profit
Panel Discussion with Industry Experts
11:45AM Wed 20 Sep 2023, Europe/Zurich timezoneGuest: Prof. Dr. med. Martin Grotzer
University Children's Hospital Zurich
Upcoming Events Below
CANCELED - Founder's Talk
6:15PM Thu 8 Jun 2023, Europe/Zurich timezoneWe will be in touch when we have a new date
11:45AM Wed 24 May 2023, Europe/Zurich timezoneGuest: Martin Hirzel, President of Swissmem
The Swiss Tech Engineering Industry: Alive and Kicking!
Geneva Chapter: Wine Tasting with a View
6:30PM - 9:00PM Thu 4 May 2023, Europe/Zurich timezone